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How Involved Are Your Team In Defining Outcomes?

When people think about leadership, it is easy to have this vague notion of someone at a senior level thinking strategically and determining what is going to happen. Everyone just gets on board with what the leader wants to happen and great things happen –right? Well in most cases probably not.  Of course as a […]

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Creating The Conditions For Successful Teams

There are plenty of organisations, leaders and managers who talk about the importance of teams and team working to achieving organisational objectives.    At the same time there is often a huge difference between what is said and what actually happens in practice.  In some ways organisations put barriers in place that hinder rather than […]

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Why Team Working Is A Struggle In The NHS

Ask most people in the NHS whether more is achieved when people collaborate and the vast majority will agree.  Yet there is often a difference between what people understand and what they actually do in practice.   During my time working in the NHS I was part of teams where great things were achieved.  I […]

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What Makes A Team High Performing?

We all know that a team working together has the potential to deliver great results. At the same time, not all teams perform at their optimal level. So what sets apart the high performing teams? Focus on results The best performing teams know where they are heading, the results they want to achieve and keep […]

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How To Handle Problems In Teams

Even the best NHS teams will encounter problems from time to time. It might be, for example: A lack of enthusiasm The feeling that there is nothing that can be done and it is all hopeless People not understanding what is trying to be achieved People sweeping difficult stuff under the table in the hope […]

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5 Team Working Challenges For Doctors

Team working is key to delivery of great patient services in the NHS. At the same time many people in leadership and management roles fail to utilise anything approaching the potential of a teams. Working with over 500 doctors, here are 5 of the most common team working challenges facing doctors that were highlighted. Challenge […]

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What Every NHS Team Needs To Achieve Success

When teams are successful it is a win-win all round.  The organisation, the employees, the clients and service users all benefit. At the same time success through teams does not happen by chance.  So what does every NHS team need to focus on to increase the chances of success? Clearly Defined Outcomes Yes there are […]

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Improving Team Working In The NHS

Being one of the biggest employers in the world means that there is huge potential for teams to deliver great results.  While there are many examples of teams working together, there are also opportunities to improve team working between different disciplines. So what can the NHS do to get even better at team working?   […]

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